Our Mission Statement
Science protects the health of our communities, the safety of our families, the education of our children, the foundation of our economy and jobs. With its focus on deep and fundamental understanding of our world and how it works, a scientific approach to problem solving will continue to be crucial in addressing the challenges we face today and for generations to come. We speak up now because these values are currently at risk due to new policies that threaten to restrict scientists’ ability to research and communicate their findings.
To stand in support of science is not a partisan act but rather an acknowledgement that our understanding of the world becomes deeper, stronger, and more useful when we scientifically test our hypotheses about the world. Scientific discoveries restart our hearts, cure and diagnose our diseases, lengthen our lives with antibiotics, X-ray our bones, deliver our electricity, enable our GPS, stream our music and movies, capture photographs of our children, and connect us to each other across the country and across the globe. None of this would be possible without science or the scientists in New Mexico and around the world who continue to bring us life-changing discoveries.
The March for Science – Santa Fe will include educational and entertaining speakers from northern New Mexico science organizations and local schools, as well as science-oriented booths, exhibits, and activities. We will gather in the Plaza at 10 a.m., march from the Plaza to the Capitol at 10:30, and then host a Rally at the Capitol from 11 a.m., followed by a science expo until 2 PM!
The National March for Science and its platform can be found at marchforscience.com and local issues, ideas, and details for Santa Fe and northern New Mexico can be found at facebook.com/marchforscienceSFNM .